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Double Letters Puzzle – ACEIMRSTY

While reorganizing my filing cabinets just before the end of the school year, I ran across a double letters puzzle that I had printed and laminated but never used with students. This had to be remedied! I added magnets on the back of each piece so it could be easily posted on the dry erase board.

double letters puzzle

I buy my disc magnets in bulk from Amazon (200 at a time). They are super strong, and they have made for so much puzzling fun this school year. In fact, I just bought a new box for next school year.

The goal this double letters puzzle is to place the 9 double letter cards in a line in an overlapping manner so that a real word (10 letters) is formed. No card may be fully covered, rotated, or flipped.

These puzzles were created by Serhiy Grabarchuk. He actually calls them “DoubLetters” puzzles. Serhiy published another one of his DoubLetters puzzles on Puzzles.com in February of 2012. You can download a PDF of that puzzle here.

double letters puzzle by serhiy grabarchuk doubletters
Image Source: http://www.puzzles.com/PuzzlePlayground/DoubLettersPerception/index.htm

This double letters puzzle is from Puzzle Box, Volume 3. I absolutely adore this three volume set of puzzles. It truly helped fuel my obsession with finding and using puzzles in the classroom.

You can find more Double Letters Puzzles and lots of other sorts of puzzles on my puzzles page!

Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not share solutions to the puzzles I feature on my website because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are not google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.

However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.

If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at sarah@mathequalslove.net with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.

Brian Allen

Friday 29th of October 2021

Let me just say that I LOVE your material and I appreciate you sharing!